Skip to comments.Russian actress, Japanese entrepreneur cleared for space station visits
Posted on 05/13/2021 8:15:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Russian actress Yulia Peresild and filmmaker Klim Shipenko will join cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov for a Soyuz flight to the International Space Station on Oct. 5 to shoot scenes for an upcoming movie, the Russian space agency announced Thursday.
In a related development, Roscosmos and Space Adventures, a company that brokers commercial flights to the space station, announced that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and an assistant, Yozo Hirano, will launch aboard another Soyuz Dec. 8.
The upcoming Soyuz launches, along with two SpaceX Crew Dragon flights carrying all-civilian crews, are the latest milestones in a new era of commercial human spaceflight. If the current launch schedule holds up, 12 non-government “astronauts” will reach orbit over the next seven months, the same number of professional government astronauts from NASA, the European Space Agency, Roscosmos, and China.
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The Space-Station has become technologically Useless.
Remember that Hotel in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ ? When do we get to check into that ?
It was a Hilton hotel, if I recall. At least the Hilton logo appears in the reception area.
Not really the science still gets done, and maintenance, these trips are for 7 to 8 days total.
Please don’t tell me they’re filming a reboot of Moonraker.
As did Howard Johnson’s. And Pan Am.
A sequel to Gravity called Enter the Dragon Capsule.
Yep. I think that Bell/AT&T also had their logo on the videophone.
Didn’t Russia have naked women news casters at one time?
That would be some kind of filming.
Most under-rated scene in the movie, imo.
Tightly written and performed with precision.
Heywood and the Russians:
I would hope the two rookies are schooled in basic flying the Soyuz. It might come in handy. As the Soyuz commander, I would demand it.
Quite an important scene. Did you know that the little girl in the long distance phone call to Earth was Kubrick’s daughter?
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